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Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research 2018

08 Oct 2018 until 12 Oct 2018

The Fifth Global Symposium will focus on “Advancing Health Systems for All in the SDG Era” and will facilitate conversations and collaborations on new ways of financing health; delivering services; and engaging the health workforce, new social and political alliances, and new applications of technologies to promote health for all.

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Beyond the traditional humanitarian aid model

24 May 2018

In this Sussex Development Lecture Thea Hilhorst will discuss these paradigms and the different images they evoke about crises, local institutions and the recipients of aid.

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Roundtable discussion: A closer look to the forthcoming elections in Latin America

21 May 2018

In 2018, the three biggest countries in Latin America – Mexico, Colombia and Brazil - will hold elections to elect new presidents. These elections are occurring in the context of political and social turmoil in each case, where the people who have felt left behind under the current neoliberal agendas are the poor and those living in rural areas.

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Accountability for Health Equity Webinar

17 May 2018

To mark the launch of the IDS Bulletin Accountability for Health Equity: Galvanising a Movement for Universal Health Coverage, and to consider the key learning and implications for actions to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC), UHC2030 and IDS are pleased to host a webinar.

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Economics as if we wanted to survive the 21st century

14 May 2018

The economist Kate Raworth, author of the bestselling book Doughnut Economics, will give the 2018 STEPS Annual Lecture at the University of Sussex. This is the only public event of the STEPS Summer School on Pathways to Sustainability.

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STEPS Summer School on Pathways to Sustainability 2018

14 May 2018 until 25 May 2018

Applications are invited from highly-motivated doctoral and postdoctoral researchers working in fields around development studies, science and technology studies, innovation and policy studies, and across agricultural, health, water or energy issues.

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Kate Osamor MP Sussex Development Lecture

10 May 2018

Kate Osamor MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, will give a Sussex Development Lecture as part of the Spring 2018 series on humanitarian aid development.

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The myth of ‘community’: fake concepts and distracted knowledge in humanitarian and development action

02 May 2018

The default language in talking about disasters, climate change and development and the local level is now ‘community’. It is rare for the word ‘people’ or ‘locality’ to be used. 

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Disaster Development: Fighting for Visibility in Sierra Leone’s Borderlands

30 Apr 2018

Based on extensive ethnographic research in Northern Sierra Leone, this seminar considers the implications of the securitisation of Ebola for populations affected by the epidemic.

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Humanitarianism under stress – meeting the challenge, strengthening the architecture and reviving the rules

26 Apr 2018

The international humanitarian system plays a critical role in development – but the system is operating under unprecedented stress. Armed conflict, climate risk, and insecurity have contributed to record levels of displacement.

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Rural Futures Cluster Colloquium: Affordances and Opportunity Landscapes

25 Apr 2018

This Rural Futures colloquium will create a space for a conversation about the relationship between agency and opportunity, and how this relationship may be explored through the relational, interactional concept of ‘affordance’.

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